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Chapter 7 World History

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Consul
one of two officials who led the government in the ancient Roman republic
Patrician
a member of an upper-class family in the Roman Republic
plebeian
an ordinary citizen in the Roman Republic
Veto
the rejection of any planned action or rule by a person in power
Dictator
a ruler who has total control of the government
Republic
a government in which citizens who have the right to vote select their leaders
Pax Romana
the period of stability and prosperity in the Roman Empire, lasting from 27 B.C. to A.D. 180; "Roman peace"
province
a unit of an empire or a country; area of the Roman Empire ruled by a governor, who was supported by an army
Colosseum
a large amphitheater built in Rome around ad 70; site of the contest and combats between people and animals
Aqueduct
A structure that carries water over long distances
Julius Ceaser
Roman general who became the republic's dictator in 45 B.C.
Augustus Caesar
The first empreror of Rome, the adopted son of Julius Caesar, help Rome come into Pax Romana, or the Age of Roman Peace